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Man shoots himself in front of kindergarten

The man shot himself from a hunting rifle while sitting in a car parked in front of the kindergarten.

The incident happened in Kneza Viseslava St. 72.

The capital's medical emergency service confirmed for Tanjug that the man was "between 45 and 50 years old" and that an ambulance crew dispatched to the scene was only able to pronounce him dead.

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Bosnians Rally in Support of Davor Dragicevic

A large crowd joined Davor Dragicevic, the father of a 21-year-old man murdered in March, on Wednesday night for a protest walk and rally in Banja Luka in Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, passing by the locations where his son David is believed to have visited on the night of his death.

RS MUP to EU: Thank you for your interest

The leadership of the Interior Ministry (MUP) of the Serb Republic (RS) has thanked the EU Delegation for the interest shown in ministry's activities in the case of Davor Dragicevic.

The RS MUP also noted that the EU Delegation to Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) should have informed itself before making any statements to the public.

Bosnian Serb Police Release Davor Dragicevic

Bosnian Serb police on Wednesday released Davor Dragicevic after detaining him for more than 24 hours.

The father of the young man whose death has sparked political turmoil in Bosnia's mainly Serb entity, Republika Srpska, vowed to continue his campaign for justice and the regular protests in the main squqre of Banja Luka, the main city in the RS.

Bosnian Serb Protesters Undeterred by Police Crackdown

Hundreds of Bosnian Serbs packed the courtyard of a Banja Luka church on Tuesday to demand the release of Davor Dragicevic, arrested in the morning after leading nine months of protests over the death of his 21-year-old son.

EU reacts to events in Banja Luka

They want an immediate explanation from the Serb Republic (RS) Interior Ministry concerning the ongoing arrests of different persons associated with the "Justice for David" movement, including Davor Dragicevic as well as opposition politicians.

Bosnian Serb Police Move to End 'Justice for David' Protests

Police in Bosnia's mainly Serb entity moved on Tuesday to end months of protests over the death of a 21-year-old man, arresting his father and dismantling an improvised shrine in developments condemned by the European Union.

"Albanian mafia laundered 1.5 billion euros in Serbia"

The tabloid's interlocutors assessed that the Albanian mafia in this way "became perhaps the biggest player in an elaborate scheme of laundering money gained through crime - mostly drugs and arms trafficking."

Bosnian Serb Alleging Police Cover-up of Son's Death is Arrested

A Bosnian Serb man who has led months of protests accusing authorities of covering up what he says was the murder of his 21-year-old son was arrested on Tuesday in the main city of Bosnia's Republika Srpska entity, Banja Luka, police said.

Ex-Bosnia Governor Paddy Ashdown Dies

Paddy Ashdown, one of the most notable High Representatives of the international community to Bosnia, has died in the UK aged 77 following a recent diagnosis of bladder cancer.

Germany Steps Up Efforts on Balkan Firearms Control

A joint initiative by Germany and France to address illicit firearms trafficking has moved the issue of controlling the illegal trade in small arms from the Western Balkans up the political agenda, the German Federal Foreign Office told BIRN.

Bosnia Fixes Election Law, Enabling Formation of Govt

Under strong local and international pressure, Bosnia's Central Election Commission, CIK, on Tuesday adopted a decision fixing the country's dysfunctional election law and enabling the establishment of a new government in the Federation entity, which it has lacked since last October's elections.

Thaci and Vucic Spar at UN Over Kosovo Army

Kosovo and Serbia's presidents clashed at the UN Security Council in New York on Monday, with Hashim Thaci insisting that Pristina's recent decision to establish an army was legitimate, while Aleksandar Vucic insisted that Pristina had no authority to do this.

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